A day in the life of an Oracle Applications Consultant

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Integrating Financial Management with Project Management using EcoSys Financial Manager

Recently I been working with a company called Ecosys Management to learn and implement one of their products, EcoSys Financial Manager. According to their site: -

EcoSys Financial Manager Architecture EcoSys Financial Manager (FM) is a web based enterprise project financial management system. Project financial management involves all aspects of managing and monitoring the flow of funds from the organization into discrete initiatives, programs, projects, and ongoing operations. These discrete efforts execute and should align to strategic objectives and priorities. The project financial management cycle encompasses long range planning, fiscal period budgeting, forecasting, spending requests, allocations, performance measurement, controls, closeouts, and adjustments.

Large organizations need to be agile and responsive - financial processes and workflows need to flow top down and bottom up. Finance and Accounting needs to reconcile information flowing in both directions: down from executives responsible for strategic planning and up from the people in the field who are close to the work required.

EcoSys FM successfully bridges corporate strategic planning and project financial management for our customers in a varied range of industries. Particularly if you are looking to integrate project management with financial management, EcoSys FM is a proven solution in organizations using Primavera and other enterprise project management systems.

If you’re interested in learning a bit more then download this EcoSys Financial Manager Presentation. If you’re potentially interested in implementing this product in your organisation then contact EcoSys


Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Oracle Reports using BI Publisher

I’m currently working as an associate consultant with an organisation called BeLife Ltd. We are interested in showing organisations how they can transform their Oracle Reports using BI Publisher (formerly XML Publisher) and would like to offer a free 1 hour demonstration of this product to anyone that’s interested.

BI Publisher is standard Oracle Financials integrated functionality, but it is only used by a few organisations. Recent feedback suggested that this is because organisations just don’t know how to start with using BI Publisher even though users are eager to experience the benefits. We’d like to show you in an hour how you can get started.

We can show you how to use BI Publisher to generate:

  • Remittance Advices
  • Dunning Letters and Customer Statements
  • General Ledger Reports for downloading direct to Excel, including grouping and formulae (sums, average, maximum, minimums)
  • Management information reports with tables, graphs and conditional formatting.

Whether you’re a super user, end user or implementor if you’re interested in potentially using this reporting tool or know of anyone that may be interested in a demonstration please contact me at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


This demonstration will be run as a webinar. Details of the first part of a series of BI Publisher webinars are outlined here.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Contractors - LinkedIn and Oracle Community Groups

Join Contractors on the Oracle LinkedIn and Community Groups I recently created an Oracle Contractors Group on LinkedIn as well as on the Oracle Community. The purpose of these groups is to create a network for contractors to talk to each other as well as discuss and refer work opportunities. If you’re interested in joining sign up to the LinkedIn group and I’ll approve your membership. To join the Oracle Community Contractors Group simply sign up to the community and add yourself to the group.  

Oracle Community - the Social Network for Oracle People

Recently I joined the Oracle Community Social Networking site. It’s the brainchild of Eddie Awad and uses the Ning Platform. The site offers the following features and tools: -

  • Blogging
  • Chat
  • Forums
  • Gadgets
  • Groups
  • Photos
  • Videos

Certainly there are plenty of Oracle blogs and forums around as well as social networks. What I like about this site is all of these services are offered together in one place and are integrated with each other. They’re all also totally focused on one thing - Oracle. Pay the site a visit and if you like what you see sign up and connect with myself and all the other Oracle Users within the network.